Label: Dawn - DNLS 3041 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock •
Mungo Jerry 's first album following the departure of Paul King already onto his second album by the time this was releasedBoot Power 's imposing skinhead cartoon cover is an exact match for the music within.
Fears that the recent departures keyboard player Colin Earl departed alongside King might disrupt the band altogether were dashed when "Open Up" emerged to give them their fourth And Give It To You - Michael Yonkers - Grimwood classic hit single; indeed, Lady Rose - Mungo Jerry - Boot Power his control over Mungo Jerry 's creative output now complete, Ray Dorset was finally free to expand the group in the directions he saw fit, a lusty, lucid, but most of all good-time party band whose folky jug roots were intact only till the beer ran out.
After that, anything could happen -- and usually did. The five-plus-minute "Demon," the revisited "Lady Rose," and the plaintive, wrecked "Looking for My Girl" all trail "Open Up" to the album's peak, but in truth, the group barely put a foot wrong all album, turning in a set that didn't simply please the fans, it absolutely astonished the critics. Sales were low, however, and morale in the band turned out to be lower.
It would be four long years, just a couple more hits, and a near-fatal deluge of obituary-writing best-ofs before another Mungo Jerry album finally appeared, by which time Boot Power 's brilliance was ancient history -- and its artwork seemed even more archaic.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
Track Listing. Boot Power. Mungo Jerry. She's Gone. Lookin' for My Girl. See Me. The Demon. My Girl and Me. Sweet Mary Jane. Lady Rose. Going Down the Dusty Road. Brand New Car. It's a Goodie Boogie Woogie. My Girl and Me [7'' Version]. Open Up. Boot Power Mungo Jerry. She's Gone Mungo Jerry. Lookin' for My Girl Mungo Jerry. Lady Rose - Mungo Jerry - Boot Power Me Mungo Jerry. The Demon Mungo Jerry.
My Girl and Me Mungo Jerry. Sweet Mary Jane Mungo Jerry. Brand New Car Mungo Jerry.